The 13-year-old British boy is in critical condition after "serious" head injuries when he fell 26 feet from the cliffs on the holiday island of Formentera
- The teenager was passed out of the sea unconscious, health officials said
- It is believed that he was on an activity trip at the time of the incident
- The circumstances that led to the incident are currently being investigated
A British boy was hospitalized in critical condition after falling 26 feet from the cliffs on the holiday island of Formentera.
The nameless boy, who had just turned 13, suffered a "serious" head injury and was knocked out of the sea, according to health officials.
It is believed that he was traveling with an outdoor activity company at the time of the incident.
Rescue workers said the boy fell from a height of about 30 meters, but some local media reports claim he fell from a height of 50 feet.
Rescue workers were brought to the scene after the 13-year-old boy fell from a height of 26 feet
Emergency teams are pictured at the site of the incident
Firefighters stormed the scene along with the local police, civil guard and paramedics mobilized by an emergency room run by the regional government.
After being pulled out of the sea, the boy was taken to a nearby jetty so that he could be taken to the hospital.
He was first taken to Formentera Hospital before being helicoptered to a second hospital in another of the Balearic Islands.
Officials initially said he was brought to Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca, although a well-placed source said he was in a private clinic in Ibiza.
The circumstances of the incident, which took place on Friday at 1.30 p.m. in Punta Prima on the north coast of Formentera, are being investigated.
The place where the incident occurred is a few steps below the Hotel Club Punta Prima, where in the past teenagers were filmed jumping from cliffs into the sea.
After being pulled out of the sea, the boy was taken to a nearby jetty so that he could be taken to the hospital
The circumstances of the incident, which took place on Friday at 1.30 p.m. in Punta Prima on the north coast of Formentera, are being investigated
There was no immediate evidence that the British boy had jumped from the heights, and officials described a "fall" in their first reports.
The hotel staff said they were aware of the incident, but confirmed that the child was not in the facility.
A spokesman for the Civil Guard in Mallorca confirmed: "We are investigating the circumstances."
A well placed source added: "The injured boy is a 13 year old British boy."
A local health source said after the incident: “The boy who fell is a teenager of foreign nationality.
It fell from a height of about eight meters.
The place where the incident occurred is a few steps below the Hotel Club Punta Prima, where in the past teenagers were filmed jumping from cliffs into the sea
He was taken to Formentera Hospital and then helicoptered to Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca.
"He has suffered a serious head injury and is in critical condition."
Another health official later said he was in a private clinic in Ibiza.
A 38-year-old Briton was seriously injured on Wednesday after jumping off a cliff into the sea in Ibiza.
Shocked viewers recorded the moment when the thrill seeker jumped into the water at a beauty spot called Cap Negret near the San Antonio party resort.
He suffered several injuries and was admitted to the intensive care unit of Can Misses Hospital in Ibiza before being transferred to a traumatological department on Thursday.
The nameless man is said to have originally suffered broken bones and a serious spinal injury, although officials later said no evidence of a spinal problem was found.
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